China meets Provence... Combine the health benefits of Oolong tea with the relaxing, soothing effects of lavender.
This oolong tea is incredibly mild and gentle. The addition of the bergamot oil and lavender makes it even more velvety and brings in slight bitterness and citrus notes.
What is oolong tea?
Contrary to the green tea which is not oxidized and the black tea which is fully oxidized, oolong is partially oxidized. Oolong is mainly produced in China and Taiwan. Almost all of the tea production of Taiwan is that of oolong tea.
Many health benefits are attributed to this type of tea including its help with weight loss.
How to infuse the Lavender Earl Grey Oolong Tea?
You can check this blog post for the classic Chinese way of infusing oolong tea. In a nutshell, it can be infused multiple times and each subsequent infusion liberates different aromas and tastes.
The first infusion has a mellow honey-like colour and light jasmin notes. It leaves a pleasant citrus taste that lasts long after tea is gone.
This oolong's second infusion is arguably slightly more bitter. The citrus notes are also more prominent. It's colour is darker and colder, somewhere between green and brown.
This oolong suits itself perfectly for a cold brew (you should cover the leaves with water at ambient temperature and leave for about half an hour). It gives a wonderful light green color with shades of gold. The taste is dominated by the refreshing citrus notes.